|Budget Amount *help
¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1998: ¥400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1997: ¥700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1996: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Recently, the issue of Informed Consent, abbreviated to I.C.here, has been extensively discussed in the medical field, whereas it's been discussed so little in the field of clinical psychology of children. In the first chapter, after reviewing the literatures on this issue in medical and psychiatric area, we discussed about the peculiarity of I.C.in psychotherapies of children. In the second chapter, we examined 78 clinical cases in which children as a client presented questions toward his/her therapist, and therapists reacted to them. This is based on the idea that it is important, in clinical settings, to offer objective and stable information to children, The third chapter presents the results of two kinds of researches ; one is about how the instructors of speech therapies deal with I.C.in their practices, and the other is a successive discussion made by university and graduate school students about what and how to inform or to be informed in psychotherapies. Especially, the former research showed that they had invented various ways of letting children to be informed, though they seemed to have a conflict between an intention of informing truth or fact to children and a hesitation of doing so because they were afraid of hurting them. The fourth chapter is a case study which shows the essence of I.C.. And in the final chapter, we made an integrative discussion.
We found that IC.was not just a matter of giving or receiving information, but it affects the essence of human relationships, far beyond our intentional control, and must be examined from multiple axes in every individual case.